Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin

Upcoming events

  • 01/26/2018 7:30 pm - 01/26/2018 9:30 pm

    Friday, January 26, 2018 – 7:30pm

    By nearly every metric, Tracy Lawrence is a mega-watt success story. Thirteen millions albums sold. A collection of no. one singles. Twenty-two song so the Billboard Top-Ten charts. A slew of CMA and ACM awards. Even a Grammy nomination. Yes, the small town Arkansas-bred teenager who arrived in Nashville nearly three decades ago with a guitar and $700 in his pocket has done himself proud. Don't remind him, though. Because despite it all, the"sticks and stones" icon has always felt it important to maintain a steadfast workmanlike approach to and sheer reverence for his craft. When asked to sum up his career, Lawrence says with a sense of wonder in his voice, "I go to work. I put on my uniform and I go do my job. I've been blessed."

    Tickets:  $25, $30, $35

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=1&d=26&y=2018&evt=1

  • 02/03/2018 7:30 pm - 02/03/2018 9:30 pm

    February 3, 2018 – 7:30pm

    Zach Williams wears many hats: from husband and father to church staff and worship leader. Most recently he can add recording artist to the list. Zach is no novice to the music industry. He had spent a majority of his life traveling with various bands. It was while on the road that the Lord grabbed a hold of him and he decided to leave the rock star life behind. After that, Zach transitioned in to a position at the Refuge Campus of Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas in which he still serves. It came as a shock when the opportunity to sign with Provident Label Group as a new Christian artist arose. Never in his wildest dreams did Zach Williams think that he would be in this place of writing and recording music in the Christian music industry, especially from years of hard living on the road while in a rock & roll band. His personal testimony of receiving freedom in the Lord is so beautifully reflected in his debut single "Chain Breaker." The song came from a place of wanting to reach people who had been struggling and it undoubtedly has. Over the course of its release in the summer of 2016, an influx of stories have been shared on his various social media pages by people who have experienced the life changing power of broken chains.

    Sporting pop-rock influences, infectious lyrics and a creatively ambitious sound, the band, Citizen Way, carries with it a decided level of maturity and vulnerability. Band member, Josh Calhoun shares the desire of the group: "Knowing when we're on stage and when we're sharing the Gospel, we believe the Holy Spirit will waters the seeds of those listening and lets them grow." The group prays their latest offering can meet people where they are, offering encouragement, uplifting their spirit and reminding them of the power of God's promise. "My goal is always to put a hook around God's word and let people sing it," Calhoun says. "I want people to fall in love with Jesus. I just want them to know that the word of Jesus is something worth following and I'm going to spend my life and my energy on it because I believe in it that much."

    Proceeds from this event will benefit the The Hands and Feet Project

    Tickets: $10, $15

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=2&d=3&y=2018&evt=1

  • 02/10/2018 7:30 pm - 02/10/2018 9:30 pm

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 7:30pm

    In 1957, The Diamonds released an instant million selling hit called Little Darlin'. The song continues to sell worldwide and has been dubbed "the National Anthem of Rock and Roll." To date it has sold approximately 20 million copies and led to many honors and accolades including 3 Gold Records, 33 appearances on American Bandstand, the American Graffiti Soundtrack, the soundtrack to Happy Days, and inductions into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame. Through the years since the release of Little Darlin' The Diamonds have learned one important lesson-the durability of this classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. As a result, The Diamonds continue to expand their audience to this day, performing in a variety of venues and settings worldwide.

    Tickets: $20

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=2&d=10&y=2018&evt=1

  • 02/16/2018 7:30 pm - 02/16/2018 9:30 pm

    Friday, February 16, 2018 – 7:30pm

    Laura Story wrote the No. 1 worship hit "Indescribable" which was recorded in 2004 by Chris Tomlin. Soon after, she signed an artist deal with the INO Records and her 2008 national debut won a Dove Award for Inspirational Album and earned Laura two consecutive nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year while suffering through personal hardships. "Life is filled with things you don't expect, but the Bible tells us to respond by trusting God and continuing to worship Him. This is how faith works, and God has proven to be faithful." Singing and teaching in churches across the United States, Western Europe, and South America, Laura believes through music and prayer, this is her chance to share the gospel. Presented by Heart for Families as a special "date night" event.

    Tickets: $15, $18, $20

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=2&d=16&y=2018&evt=1

  • 03/02/2018 7:00 pm - 03/02/2018 9:00 pm

    March 2-3, 2018 – 7:00pm

    James is a lonely, orphaned boy living with his two horrible and nasty aunts in a ramshackle house on the top of a high hill in the south of England. His aunts make James do all the cleaning and never let him away from the house to meet other children or make friends. But James' luck starts to change when he meets a mysterious old man who hands him a magical gift. That gift will change his life and introduce James to some of the most unusual friends a young boy could ever have, leading to the most fantastical adventure one could only imagine! Told through the magic puppetry, eye-popping special effects and filled with lots of laughs, this classic story based on the work of Roald Dahl, will delight every dreamer of every age. Approximately one hour in length.

    Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

    Tickets: $12

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=m&id=519

  • 03/03/2018 7:00 pm - 03/03/2018 9:00 pm

    March 2-3, 2018 – 7:00pm

    James is a lonely, orphaned boy living with his two horrible and nasty aunts in a ramshackle house on the top of a high hill in the south of England. His aunts make James do all the cleaning and never let him away from the house to meet other children or make friends. But James' luck starts to change when he meets a mysterious old man who hands him a magical gift. That gift will change his life and introduce James to some of the most unusual friends a young boy could ever have, leading to the most fantastical adventure one could only imagine! Told through the magic puppetry, eye-popping special effects and filled with lots of laughs, this classic story based on the work of Roald Dahl, will delight every dreamer of every age. Approximately one hour in length.

    Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

    Tickets: $12

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=m&id=519

  • 03/16/2018 7:30 pm - 03/16/2018 9:30 pm

    Friday, March 16, 2018 – 7:30pm

    "Ricky Nelson Remembered" is a unique multimedia entertainment event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson's hit songs, including "Hello Mary Lou," "Travelin' Man" and "Garden Party" performed by Ricky's own twin sons Matthew & Gunnar Nelson and includes never before seen big screen video footage of the Nelson family with interviews from celebrities, family and friends of Ricky Nelson. The show appeals to a wide audience and multiple generations of music lovers and celebrates Ricky Nelson's life and rise as America's original Teen Idol' to his tragic passing in a New Year's Eve plane crash.

    Tickets: $25, $30

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=3&d=16&y=2018&evt=1

  • 03/23/2018 7:00 pm - 03/23/2018 9:00 pm

    March 23-24, 2018 – 7:00pm

    Years ago, David T. Clydesdale had a vision to arrange some of the greatest Easter songs ever recorded that could tell the complete story of the Resurrection. 35 years later, The Day He Wore My Crown is still a best-selling collection and a magnificent Easter celebration. Audiences are sure to be moved by lyrics that take every heart on a journey from the crowds crying out, "Hosanna!" to the passion of Christ on the cross, and finally to the glory of His resurrection- all in a beautifully crafted musical that includes songs written by iconic names such as Bill and Gloria Gaither, Lari Goss, and Phil Johnson. Come and experience the majesty of the everlasting King with live drama, a full choir and these heart-changing songs that continue to speak to all generations. Staged by the Overlook Theatre Company; Musical Direction by Kathi Graham.

    Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

    Tickets: $8 Students, $15 Adults

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=m&id=520

  • 03/24/2018 7:00 pm - 03/24/2018 9:00 pm

    March 23-24, 2018 – 7:00pm

    Years ago, David T. Clydesdale had a vision to arrange some of the greatest Easter songs ever recorded that could tell the complete story of the Resurrection. 35 years later, The Day He Wore My Crown is still a best-selling collection and a magnificent Easter celebration. Audiences are sure to be moved by lyrics that take every heart on a journey from the crowds crying out, "Hosanna!" to the passion of Christ on the cross, and finally to the glory of His resurrection- all in a beautifully crafted musical that includes songs written by iconic names such as Bill and Gloria Gaither, Lari Goss, and Phil Johnson. Come and experience the majesty of the everlasting King with live drama, a full choir and these heart-changing songs that continue to speak to all generations. Staged by the Overlook Theatre Company; Musical Direction by Kathi Graham.

    Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

    Tickets: $8 Students, $15 Adults

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=m&id=520

  • 04/13/2018 7:30 pm - 04/13/2018 9:30 pm

    Friday, April 13, 2018 – 7:30pm

    Formed while founding members Chad Graham and Alan Powell were both living in Los Angeles, California, Christian pop band Anthem Lights began as a solo project for Graham in 2007. After working on songs for Graham's debut, the pair decided to expand the project into a four-piece pop group, recruiting vocalists Kyle Kupecky and Caleb Grimm into the group. Working under the name Yellow Cavalier, the four singers released their self-titled debut EP in 2009 before they changed the group's name to Anthem Lights the following year. The quartet later signed on with Reunion Records, and with the new name in place and the backing of a label, Anthem Lights released a pair of eponymous albums, an EP and their full-length debut, in 2011. One year later, The Acoustic Sessions EP followed.  Anthem Lights' second album, You Have My Heart, appeared in early 2014. It was led by the single "Hide Your Love Away," their most popular song yet on the Christian charts. By the end of the year, third album Escape had appeared, with a pair of singles ("Just Fall," "Run Away") performing well on the charts. The group also began releasing mini albums of their favorite songs by other artists, under the banner Covers; most were recent songs by pop artists such as One Direction, Taylor Swift, and OneRepublic, but the group also charted their influences with covers of Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" and Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'."

    Tickets: $18, $22

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=4&d=13&y=2018&evt=1

  • 04/21/2018 7:30 pm - 04/21/2018 9:30 pm

    Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:30pm

    After a successful multi-city tour across the U.S. and Canada, The Midtown Men reunites Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and J. Robert Spencer, stars from the original cast of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. Together, they create a dynamic concert featuring top hits from a Who's Who of the 1960s, including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Temptations and The Jackson 5. This spectacular evening features show business stories, memories and a special tribute to The Four Seasons, whose story they brought to life every night as Stars in the Original Cast of Jersey Boys. Not a performance of or not Affiliated With the Show Jersey Boys.

    Tickets: $33, $39, $45

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=4&d=21&y=2018&evt=1

  • 04/28/2018 7:00 pm - 04/28/2018 9:00 pm

    Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 7:00pm

    The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and clown skills of Gregory Popovich, and the talents of his furry costars. Featuring are more than 30 pets in the show, each one having been rescued from animal shelters and given a new "leash" on life filling the stage with skills, stunts, laughs and excitement. The Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre has been voted Las Vegas' "Entertainer of the Year" and "Best Family Show." This show is sure to raise the "roof-roof!"

    Tickets: $18, $23

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=4&d=28&y=2018&evt=1

  • 05/04/2018 7:30 pm - 05/04/2018 9:30 pm

    Friday, May 4, 2018 – 7:30pm

    Edgy. Classic. Country. A defining voice of country music and a modern-day legend, Tanya Tucker inspired many female artists who still top the charts today. From the signature classic songs to the unforgettable sass and soul of her voice, Tucker has paved a path in country music and beyond through an unprecedented level of success and continues her longevity today due to a natural, undeniable talent which has proven to be timeless ever since she recorded her debut single "Delta Dawn," at age 13. With appearances across the world, the Grand Old Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and even Super Bowl Half-Time Show, Tucker's career, nearly four decades already underway, is proving to be one for the record books.

    Tickets: $28, $33, $38

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=5&d=4&y=2018&evt=1

  • 05/18/2018 7:30 pm - 05/18/2018 9:30 pm

    Friday, May 18, 2018 – 7:30pm

    Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been forging the magical blend between two comedic ideals: (1.)A genuinely funny comedy show (2.)that caters to the entire family. Is it realistic? Hawkins believes so. With over 100 million views on YouTube, 120+ sold out shows every year, and a motley crew of 200K+ Facebook fans, Tim has started a gut-busting grassroots revolution of multi-generational (hilarious) proportions.

    Uber Fan Package includes reserved seating in the first two rows of the theatre, a special concert laminate, a $10 voucher for Tim's merchandise at the event and a post-show meet and greet with Tim. Space is limited.

    Tickets: $30, $35, $40, $65 Uber Fan Package

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=5&d=18&y=2018&evt=1

  • 06/08/2018 7:30 pm - 06/08/2018 9:30 pm

    Laugh-Out Loud Comedy & Ventriloquism – Friday, June 8, 2018 – 7:30pm

    Taylor Mason's quick wit, flawless delivery and polished material make him a hit with audiences of every age. He is a ventriloquist, musician and stand-up comedian. Having graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in agriculture (fertile training ground for a comedian!), followed by a master's degree from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (in advertising), Taylor has never had a "real" job. Instead, his experiences as a comedy writer and performer has taken him from The Second City Theatre in Chicago to headlining gigs at every major comedy club across the country, presenting at corporate events and performing on the Disney Cruise Line. By using the music, laughter and the shared experience of sheer joy as his calling cards, Taylor Mason has built an outstanding, consistent and truly American career as an entertainer.

    Tickets: $15, $18

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=6&d=8&y=2018&evt=1

  • 06/22/2018 7:30 pm - 06/22/2018 9:30 pm

    The Musical Life of Ellie GreenwichJune 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2018 – 7:30pm

    This hit Broadway musical retrospective celebrates the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo-wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the 1960's charts. In the city of Levittown of New York state lived an ordinary girl named Ellie. She dreamed of a great career in the music industry and longed to hear her songs played on the radio. Through joys and heartaches, commercial successes and painful loss, Ellie managed to fulfill her dream with a career spanning more than forty years and countless gold records. The Leader of the Pack Musical tells the story of that girl though the melodies and lyrics of more than thirty songs that made her famous including such hits as "Chapel of Love," "Be My Little Baby," "Da Do Run Run," "Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts," "Do Way Diddy Diddy," "The Leader of the Pack" and many more. A full two-act production.

    Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

    Tickets: $12, $17 Adults

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=m&id=521

  • 06/23/2018 7:30 pm - 06/23/2018 9:30 pm

    The Musical Life of Ellie GreenwichJune 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2018 – 7:30pm

    This hit Broadway musical retrospective celebrates the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo-wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the 1960's charts. In the city of Levittown of New York state lived an ordinary girl named Ellie. She dreamed of a great career in the music industry and longed to hear her songs played on the radio. Through joys and heartaches, commercial successes and painful loss, Ellie managed to fulfill her dream with a career spanning more than forty years and countless gold records. The Leader of the Pack Musical tells the story of that girl though the melodies and lyrics of more than thirty songs that made her famous including such hits as "Chapel of Love," "Be My Little Baby," "Da Do Run Run," "Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts," "Do Way Diddy Diddy," "The Leader of the Pack" and many more. A full two-act production.

    Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

    Tickets: $12, $17 Adults

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=m&id=521

  • 06/29/2018 7:30 pm - 06/29/2018 9:30 pm

    The Musical Life of Ellie GreenwichJune 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2018 – 7:30pm

    This hit Broadway musical retrospective celebrates the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo-wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the 1960's charts. In the city of Levittown of New York state lived an ordinary girl named Ellie. She dreamed of a great career in the music industry and longed to hear her songs played on the radio. Through joys and heartaches, commercial successes and painful loss, Ellie managed to fulfill her dream with a career spanning more than forty years and countless gold records. The Leader of the Pack Musical tells the story of that girl though the melodies and lyrics of more than thirty songs that made her famous including such hits as "Chapel of Love," "Be My Little Baby," "Da Do Run Run," "Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts," "Do Way Diddy Diddy," "The Leader of the Pack" and many more. A full two-act production.

    Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

    Tickets: $12, $17 Adults

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=m&id=521

  • 06/30/2018 7:30 pm - 06/30/2018 9:30 pm

    The Musical Life of Ellie GreenwichJune 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2018 – 7:30pm

    This hit Broadway musical retrospective celebrates the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo-wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the 1960's charts. In the city of Levittown of New York state lived an ordinary girl named Ellie. She dreamed of a great career in the music industry and longed to hear her songs played on the radio. Through joys and heartaches, commercial successes and painful loss, Ellie managed to fulfill her dream with a career spanning more than forty years and countless gold records. The Leader of the Pack Musical tells the story of that girl though the melodies and lyrics of more than thirty songs that made her famous including such hits as "Chapel of Love," "Be My Little Baby," "Da Do Run Run," "Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts," "Do Way Diddy Diddy," "The Leader of the Pack" and many more. A full two-act production.

    Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

    Tickets: $12, $17 Adults

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=m&id=521

  • 07/06/2018 10:00 am - 07/06/2018 3:00 pm

    Friday, July 6, 2018 – 10am

    10am-11:15am: Workshop- Instruments 101 with the Isaacs
    11:30am-12:45pm: Workshop & Bus Tour- "Road Stories and Q & A with the Isaacs
    12:45pm-1:45pm: Lunch Break
    2pm-3pm: Devotions with Ricky Skaggs

    Tickets:  $20

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=7&d=6&y=2018&evt=1

  • 07/06/2018 7:00 pm - 07/06/2018 9:00 pm

    Friday, July 6, 2018 – 7:00pm

    The Isaacs, a multi award winning family group, features mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. They perform frequently at the Grand Old Opry, and are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos. Throughout the year, they often perform to welcoming fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Canada and many more. They feel very blessed to be able to share their message of grace through song and story.

    A life full of music is the story of Ricky Skaggs. By age 21, he was already considered a "recognized master" of one of America's most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music. His life's path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. Ricky is a 14-time Grammy Award winner and continues to do his part to lead the recent revival in Bluegrass music.

    Tickets: $30, $37, $65 VIP

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=7&d=6&y=2018&evt=1

  • 07/07/2018 10:00 am - 07/07/2018 3:00 pm

    Saturday, July 7, 2018 – 10am

    10am-11:15am: Devotions with the Isaacs
    11:30am-1pm Talent Search! Winner performs a song at the evening concert. Registration info online- limited entry spots.
    1pm-2pm Lunch Break
    3:15pm-4:15pm: "Cooking Made Easy" with Teays Valley & the Isaacs

    Tickets: $20

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=7&d=7&y=2018&evt=1

  • 07/07/2018 7:00 pm - 07/07/2018 9:00 pm

    Saturday, July 7, 2018 – 7:00pm

    The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group, features mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. They perform frequently at the Grand Old Opry, and are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos. Throughout the year, they often perform to welcoming fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Canada and many more. They feel very blessed to be able to share their message of grace through song and story.  Over 50 years ago, Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin started singing in their little hometown of Abilene, Texas, and from there went on to make music history. Over the course of a four-decade career that has taken the Gatlin Brothers from dusty Texas stages to White House performances, from Broadway to Grammy Awards to the top of the country charts, there has been one unifying element: music. There's no harmony quite as pure as family harmony. Country Capsule put it best, "Gatlin harmonies spin with high and light precision and their music bleeds and screams of love and a lot of living." With over a dozen top 40 hits and influenced by faith, family and their fans, Larry, Steve and Rudy will always be ready to "stand up and sing a tune any night."

    Tickets: $30, $37, $65 VIP

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=7&d=7&y=2018&evt=1

  • 07/13/2018 7:00 pm - 07/13/2018 9:00 pm

    Friday, July 13, 2018 – 7:00pm

    Mountain Voices, a 55-member chorus, will present Music by the Decade. The program will include show tunes, Top 40 hits, gospel, and patriot songs from over 50 years of music. Mountain Voices is under the direction of Beverly Barnett and accompanied by Mary Pittman.

    Tickets: $12

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=7&d=13&y=2018&evt=1

  • 07/27/2018 7:30 pm - 07/27/2018 9:30 pm

    Friday, July 27, 2018 – 7:30pm

    Let's celebrate the summer with a drive down memory lane as The Sock Hops perform hits from all your favorite songs of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Specializing in four-part harmonies, The Sock Hops will have you singing along as they bring all the great classic hits to the stage, including "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" "At the Hop," "Sherry," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," and "Come Go With Me."

    Tickets: $18

    http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=7&d=27&y=2018&evt=1